Excerpts from my thesis: My Shtreimel

My Shtreimel is a video blog that features my fiancée Loren, who is a reoccurring character in my work. Sitting in a dimly lit room, Loren shares a personal Sabbath ritual. Behind him is the large painting of the Rebbe that appears in  Obsessed with Frida Kahlo video. Although Loren is alone, he addresses the…

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Fractured Jewishness

Is being half-Jewish, like being half-pregnant? Yes. Intrigued? Want to hear more? I have the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Half Jewish?” The Heirs of Intermarriage conference at Northwestern University, which runs from 4/20-4/22. My Friday night talk will center around the construction and the perpetuation of fractured cultural identities. On Saturday…

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Schachter’s Pocket Tzedek

ATTN: transient digital native Jews, the ever so talented Ben Schachter has come up with another brilliant Jewish pop culture piece, Pocket Tzedek.  Ben Schachter has entered a competition that asks, “Where do you give?”  Sponsored by the American Jewish World Service whose mission is “to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing…

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el es frida kahlo in the Jewish Women’s Archive Blog

el es frida kahlo featured on Jewesses with Attitude in honor of Frida Kahlo’s 104th birthday. A Latina “Jewess with attitude,” Maya Escobar plays with the web as a platform for engaging in community dialogue around identity and multiple identities–how they are socially and culturally constructed. She often assumes multiple identities in her performances, drawing from various…

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Andria, The Fat Free Elotera, and I are featured in JEWCY

Jewcy Art: Maya Escobar by Margarita Korol, February 24, 2011 In 2007 we dubbed her the Anti-Feminist Feminist Jewish Latina. We stumbled upon performance artist/ Internet curator/ editor Maya Escobar again at the GA in New Orleans where her video installations were making a Marina Abramovich-style scene near Jewcy’s booth. She uses the web as a platform for engaging in…

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Shomer Negiah Panties HUGE SALE!!

For a limited time Shomer Negiah Panties will be available on Are You My Other? at 1 for $15 or 2 for $20. choose from: S-XL in Black & Hot Pink, Black & White, or White & Hot Pink

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Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery

Acciones Plásticas in Fringes – Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery שוליים – אמנות יהודית כפריפריה ישראלית by David Sperber The publication “Fringes – Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery” is a continuation of a series of publications published under the auspices of the Leiber Center of Bar-Ilan University. The series focuses on research and documentation of…

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yer boy matis is back, and this time he’s wearing a santa suit

Matisyahu also ice skates and dances in a Shakira Loba cage. Happy Hanukkah, Channukah, Hannukah, Chanukah, Feliz Janukah… (or all of the above)

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Ultimate Promo Model for Jewish Identity

have you been kiruv‘d lately?

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